Talk:The Order of Things

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


The translator is????

Alan Sheridan. The 1970 Tavistock edition was republished by Routledge, still (for some reason) without mention of Sheridan's name. (talk) 12:07, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

The Sartre Review[edit]

Does anyone know where Sartre's review can be found, where he allegedly attacked Foucault as "the last rampart of the bourgeoisie"? There is no citation given.

I see this has been cited in the article but Sartre's original review of The Order of Thigns is from L'Arc no. 30, Oct. 1966, pp. 87-88.--Ducio1234 (talk) 20:54, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

More in-depth discussion?[edit]

Perhaps the article would benefit from a more in-depth discussion? In the least, I think it would be interesting to give an analysis of the three epistémês that figure in Foucault's work and the underlying principle of them all. It would also be good to clarify the subtitle of the book and highlight themes like "the death of the subject" and the like. Finally, it could be good to include a section on Foucault's influences, specially his connection with the Structuralist movement of the time in particular his reading of Lacan and Lévi-Strauss. Other influences include Canguilhem and Bachelard, who provided much of the "shape" for this history of ideas. Daniel Nagase 14:05, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes, certainly more in-depth stuff is needed here. The book is often described (by Foucault) as a comparative study of the three disciplines that study living beings, languages and economic facts (see foreword to the english edition).Mokko 14:16, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

I was under the impression that Foucault rejected any associations with Structuralism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:17, August 30, 2007 (UTC)

No "Renaissance values"[edit]

Foucault was not dealing with Renaissance in the book. He rarely was interested in values in his entire opus. I've removed the claim. --Lynxmb 09:32, 10 June 2007 (UTC)